Members of the Garda Síochána Traffic Unit plan to lose weight and raise funds for dialysis patients in the process.

The Garda Síochána Traffic Unit visit RTÉ and demonstrate their motorbike skills for 'The Late Late Show' under the watchful eye of Superintendent Ray Campion. The unit comprises has sixty Gardaí and many of them face a self-imposed challenge for the first few months of this year.  

In addition to their usual traffic duties, they  

Have volunteered their fat, and they have agreed to take part in a sponsored slim.

Having stepped on the scales today at Dublin Castle, their combined weight is 498st 8lbs (3166kg), and they have until Good Friday, 29 March to shed an average of 20lbs, raising raise money for the kidney dialysis department in Dublin's Meath Hospital in the process.

Additional funds will be generated for dialysis patients thanks to the Kawasaki Ireland, who have donated a brand new Kawasaki bike which one lucky person will win in a raffle in the coming weeks.  

This episode of The Late late Show was broadcast on 18 January 1991. The presenter is Gay Byrne.